Up next in Tattoos, Piercings & Other Body Art (12 videos)
Ready for a little body art? Learn about tattoos, piercings, and henna in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Tattoo design
- Tattoo parlor visits
Choose a tattoo
Decide on the type of tattoo you would like. Print or draw a picture to bring to potential tattoo studios.
Ask for recommendations
Pick your family and friends' brains for recommendations for tattoo parlors and artists they know or have heard about.
Research parlors and artists
Research the recommendations given to you or search for additional parlors in your area. Look at portfolios of each artist at a particular studio to see if they have the skills you are looking for.
Make some calls
Call one or two parlors that pique your interest and ask questions about artists who you may be looking to meet.
Schedule a meeting
Schedule a meeting with the shop manager or a specific artist to check out the shop and talk about tattoo ideas.
Look closely at the tattoo parlor and its level of cleanliness. Examine any portfolios lying around, and observe any customers currently being tattooed.
Choose a shop or artist
Choose a tattoo shop that will fit your needs and has a comfortable feeling.
Make an appointment
Make an appointment to get that awesome art and enjoy the experience of getting your ink masterpiece.